Megan Halverson

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  • 18 years ago | Stage

    If there is any generic setting for short plays, writes the editor of a recent volume of such works, it's a restaurant. The built-in pauses that come with being seated, ordering and eating offer writers a clean structure in the often scary world o...

  • 18 years ago | Stage

    There are rare moments in theater when the line between art and life fades and the twain meet. Tamarie Cooper knows about that line, and about that meeting, and in Tamalalia Two she greets them with a martini in hand. Two, as the name implies, is ...

  • 19 years ago | Longform

    It was a hopeless scene. On a midsummer morning in 1995, a rundown Sixth Ward neighborhood was filled with the floating gray particles that only a fire brings. At 1505 Kane, the parishioners of St. Joseph's Catholic Church stood on the sidewalk an...

  • 19 years ago | Stage

    August Wilson's Two Trains Running, an installment in the subscriber-sharing deal between the Alley and the Ensemble theaters, seems an appropriate entry in the series. The play, perhaps more so than anything else offered up during the audience ex...

  • 19 years ago | Stage

    Harlem's Pointe Ballet dancers, sheltered as they often are, seem unlikely prospects for a labor strike. But every now and then the art world's athletes get as upset as anyone else about their work conditions and pull a walkout. That's what happen...

  • 19 years ago | Stage

    The great frustration of being a lover of alternative theater is being limited -- by geography or vacation dollars -- to the amount of risky fare available in any given city. It was just such a frustration that, 50 years ago, led the alternative t...

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